A Sketch for a Shell Dump, France

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1889
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1918
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 308 mm, Width 512 mm
  • Mount: Height 504 mm, Width 685 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art

© IWM (Art.IWM ART 1889)

Purchase & License
Object description

image: a scene filled with stylised figures moving and stacking artillery shells in a shell dump. The gunners form a human chain and stand on duck-boarded tracks.

Label

The sketches for 'A Shell Dump, France' (IWM ART were made retrospectively in December 1918 at Bramley Dump near Reading.

Label

'A Shell Dump, France' (IWM ART 2273) was a major commission for the proposed Hall of Memory. This study, made at Bramley Dump near Reading, shows artillery soldiers stacking ammunition. The final painting gives character and detail to the scene.

History note

Ministry of Information commission (Scheme 2). Commission administration transferred to Imperial War Museum

Inscription

William Roberts. 1918.

Associated people and organisations
Associated places
Associated events
Associated themes
Associated keywords

IWM Non Commercial Licence

The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded.

By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1889)

  • Download this item
    Embed HTML
    Embed BBCode
  • Download this item
    Embed HTML
    Embed BBCode